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Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1878 edition. Excerpt: ... pints sf pus in pleura, spen-''s ing closed, death frsm em-l pyaemia (Only p2tisn sf healthy lung remaining, csllapsed by pneu-msth2ax rJ pints serous fluid in left pleura SUMMARY OF TABLE. 39 cases--(Collected from the post-mortem records of the Brompton Hospital) 27 males, 12 females;22 right side, 15 left side, and 1 double-sided. Greatest duration of life after pneumothorax, 12 months, 4 months and 4 months; least duration, 10 minutes, 15 minutes, 6 hours;mean duration about 27 days. In two instances no fluid effusion in the pleura, duration 10 and 3 days respectively. In three instances, specially noted, that pleura contained serum, duration 2, 10, and (?) days respectively. Note.--Dr. H. Bernheim of Nancy refers to 36 cases tabulated by De Saussier, of which 3 died in a few hours, 38 within ten days, 19 lived from one to five months, 2 from eight to eleven months;and 1 lived two years. According to Louis the duration of life varies from sixteen hours to thirtyesix days only one of his cases having survived the latter p''iod.--Lemons de Clinique Mniicice, p. ca1. CHAPTER XII. ULCERATION OF THE BOWEL IN PHTHISIS. Ulceration of the bowel in phthisis. Pathology unsettled. Morbid anatomy more definite. Appearances described. Seats of ulceration. Etiology. Symptoms vary somewhat with locality of ulceration. Rules for diagnosis. Chest signs and symptoms abate during diarrhoea, an important feature in diagnosis. Extensive ulceration may exist without diarrhoea. Caution needed in employment of purgatives in phthisis. Treatment. Mild cases. More severe cases. Importance of rest. Ulceration of the bowel is a very common complication of phthisis, indeed it may be said to be one of the attendant lesions of the disease, occurring during...